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London premiere of Amy Winehouse documentary to be screened live at cinemas nationwide

Special preview screenings will be taking place across the UK on Tuesday, June 30

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The London Gala premiere of Amy, the forthcoming documentary film about the late Amy Winehouse, is to be screened live via satellite at cinemas nationwide.

Fans will have the opportunity to watch an intro from the red carpet followed by the feature-length documentary itself, plus a celebration of the late singer's career featuring director Asif Kapadia and special guests.

Fans can find out where screenings are taking place near them on June 30 and buy tickets for the special preview event here. Amy will then go on general release in cinemas across the UK on July 3.

The documentary film from the BAFTA-winning director of Senna promises "previously unheard tracks" and "extensive unseen archive footage" and is billed as the story of the six-time Grammy-winner "in her own words". Watch a trailer for Amy below.

Speaking about the film at a pre-Grammys event earlier this year, the UK CEO of Winehouse's label Universal Music, David Joseph, said: "About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her - her career and her life. It's a very complicated and tender movie. It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius."

Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27. A posthumous compilation album titled 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures' followed later that year.

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